Australian Coal Association Research Program

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The Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) is a unique and highly successful mining research program that has been running in Australia since it was established in 1992. It is 100% owned and funded by all Australian black coal producers through a five cents per tonne levy paid on saleable coal.[1].

The Modified Proctor/Fagerberg Test for Coal was developed through extensive research undertaken by the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) to determine the Transportable Moisture Limit (TML) of coal. The scope of this research was reported to the CCC1 session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in September 2014. As noted in CCC 1/5/8 (1), further research work has been carried out and this work still continues. The results of the full study will be documented for submission to the IMO CCC2 meeting in September 2015 for which papers will be submitted in June 2015[2][3].


  2. Coal Transportable Moisture Limit Project – Technical submission to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, 25 November 2014. (Download PDF)
  3. Modified Proctor/Fagerberg Method for Coal, 24 November 2014. (Download PDF)

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